Recruiters Hiring Apprentices Will Need To Tick All The Boxes

Government guidelines published on June 26 have concluded recruitment companies as well as other sectors will be held responsible for making sure all apprenticeship programme requirements are met. As part of the new apprenticeship levy, introduced in April this year, 20% of training given must be ‘off-the-job’, whereby one-fifth of learning will need to take … Continue reading Recruiters Hiring Apprentices Will Need To Tick All The Boxes

44% Of European Employees Paid Late, New Research Claims

More than two-fifths of European employees have either been paid late or incorrectly by their employers, according to new analysis by SD Worx. The global HR and service provider revealed 48% of the 4,000 employees surveyed had been paid incorrectly, with 79% having to pinpoint the issue themselves. The online survey, which collected responses from … Continue reading 44% Of European Employees Paid Late, New Research Claims

Permanent Vacancies Stand Strong As Demand For Contractors Dips

Recruiters have reported a steady rise in the number of permanent vacancies available, while the demand for contractors has plunged 13% year-on-year. Data collected by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals considerable differences between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent vacancies across both finance and engineering … Continue reading Permanent Vacancies Stand Strong As Demand For Contractors Dips

RIDI: Apprenticeship Levy ‘Prime Opportunity’ To Unlocking Disabled Talent

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) has declared the Apprenticeship Levy will offer employers a ‘prime opportunity’ to improve disabled talent pipelines, as a result of its recent roundtable discussion. Attended by a diverse mix of representatives from both private and public sector companies, key recommendations as a result of the event included: raising the … Continue reading RIDI: Apprenticeship Levy ‘Prime Opportunity’ To Unlocking Disabled Talent

Candidate Engagement Strategies ‘Must Hit The Mark’ Before GDPR Launch

Businesses have just a matter of months to make sure candidate engagement strategies are hitting the mark or risk losing access to valuable talent pools, the talent acquisition specialist Alexander Mann Solutions has warned. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, due to come into effect in May 2018, means that organisations must soon … Continue reading Candidate Engagement Strategies ‘Must Hit The Mark’ Before GDPR Launch

Hiring Mistakes Costing UK Businesses Billions

A new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has determined UK businesses are failing to hire the right person for two out of five roles, costing billions every year. Produced in partnership with Indeed, Perfect match: Making the right hire and the cost of getting it wrong defines the real cost of poor … Continue reading Hiring Mistakes Costing UK Businesses Billions

ONS Figures Warn Of ‘North-South’ Divide In Cancer Rates

People in the North East of England are 15% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than people in residing London, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have indicated. ONS Cancer Registration Statistics for 2015 considered differences in age and the number of people living in an area; concluding that variations are likely … Continue reading ONS Figures Warn Of ‘North-South’ Divide In Cancer Rates

Retaining Graduates ‘Increasingly Difficult’ For Employers

UK employers are typically losing 16% of their graduate intake within the first two years, a survey conducted by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has revealed. The number has increased from 9% last year, and 20% of graduates leave by the first year after completing a graduate training scheme; rising to 46% after five … Continue reading Retaining Graduates ‘Increasingly Difficult’ For Employers

Household Debt ‘Will Hit Record High In First Year Of New Government’

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is today publishing new analysis focused on household debt, which finds that unsecured debt per household will reach a record high of £13,900 this year. Basing its findings on debt data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and a recent economic forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the … Continue reading Household Debt ‘Will Hit Record High In First Year Of New Government’